Sheriff: Hunter's own rifle used as weapon in his murder

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The Morrison County sheriff confirmed Friday the rifle belonging to hunter Terry Brisk was the weapon used to kill him. 

On Nov. 7, 2016, Brisk, 41, of Belle Prairie Township, Minnesota, had taken off the day off work to hunt. He was later found dead of a gunshot on a wooded property northwest of the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Jewel Road, east of Little Falls. Authorities are investigating his death as a homicide

Investigators believe someone shot Brisk between 2:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. His rifle, a Winchester Model AE 30-30 lever action rifle, was missing when his teenage son found him. 

At a press conference, the Morrison County Sheriff announced investigators had located the missing rifle. Forensic anaylsis confirmed the rifle was used to kill Brisk. He did not release any additional information. 

The homicide remains under investigation. Authorities are conducting additional forensic testing on the rifle. There is still a $30,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the case.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Morrison County sheriff’s office at office 320-632-9233.